Literary comfort: What to read in the quarantine

Literary comfort: What to read in the quarantine

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential that all people remain in social isolation.

Perhaps this is the most opportune time to catch up on reading. In addition to the distraction, it is possible to delight in the journey that literature can offer, especially in such a delicate moment.

Therefore, we have separated some titles that are worth reading, and can be purchased over the internet.

Quarantine books to read

1 – The Animal Revolution, George Orwell

Published 75 years ago, the work caused discomfort by fiercely lampooning Stalin’s dictatorship. it is a fable of tyranny and power, which always exposes the selfish, authoritarian and corrupt version that exists in human relationships.

Orwell tells the story through animals – on a farm – that become representations of the perversity present in society, which leads them to erode their own egalitarian ideas.

Where to find: Livraria Cultura

The Animal Revolution, George Orwell

2 – The Duplicated Man, José Saramago

One of the greatest writers of the Portuguese language, José Saramago tells a story based on a seriously current and alarming issue: the loss of self in the globalized world.

Through the peaceful life of the history professor, Tertuliano Máximo Afonso, the work presents the reader with the reality of the loss of identity, in a society that encourages individualism and establishes standards to exist in the collective.

Where to find: Livraria Cultura

The Duplicated Man, José Saramago

3 – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

A classic of literature – – shows the American elite and all its prosperity right after the First World War. History is narrated by Nick Carraway, who presents the character that gives the work its name: Gatsby, a rich and mysterious man, host of the most exuberant parties, where he does not spare his guests luxury.

Fitzgerald criticizes the society of the time, veiled by false moralism and full of hypocrisy.

Where to find: Saraiva Bookshop

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4 – And there is none left, Agatha Christie

Considered the best detective novel of all time, Agatha Christie manages to bring together characters with countless layers in a plot of suspense and tension, which takes the reader to another reality based on a complex tangle of situations.

The book’s recipe is made by putting together a mysterious island, a children’s poem and ten porcelain soldiers. The author responsible for famous literary detectives, such as Hercule Poirot and Miss. Marple, creates a true masterpiece of police novels.

Where to find: Livraria Cultura

And None Left, Agatha Christie

5 – Discovering the world, Clarice Lispector

Clarice, one of the greatest Brazilian writers, brings together in this work a collection of chronicles, covering various themes, under the view of the shock of those who are discovering the world.

The author takes several reflections, many of them timeless. Lispector questions existence, tells everyday facts, talks about its relationships and shares its anxieties with the reader. Featuring a work that makes those who read, feel more passionate and connected to the writer.

Where to find: Livraria Cultura

These are some books by fantastic authors who presented humanity with literary pearls.

We hope you enjoyed the selection and that you appreciate the works even more. In times of isolation, maintaining mental health and an airy mind is essential, so we hope that literature will provide you with comfort and distraction!